Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Software Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 89 129
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 14 1 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.99% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% -7.69%
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.04% +2.08% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,313 880 1,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 95.14% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 602 1,294
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,100 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% - -0.55%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,838 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Lead Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in Glasgow

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in Glasgow

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in Glasgow

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Kubernetes
3 10 (71.43%) React
4 9 (64.29%) Azure
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) People Management
6 5 (35.71%) Microservices
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (35.71%) Serverless
6 5 (35.71%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (35.71%) Data Science
6 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (35.71%) Micro Frontends
6 5 (35.71%) Blazor
6 5 (35.71%) Azure Service Bus
6 5 (35.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (35.71%) Software Architecture
6 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
6 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (35.71%) Azure SQL Database

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Azure
2 5 (35.71%) AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 5 (35.71%) Azure Service Bus
2 5 (35.71%) GitHub
2 5 (35.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) 3G
1 5 (35.71%) 4G
1 5 (35.71%) MQTT
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (35.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) React
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Core
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (35.71%) Blazor
3 5 (35.71%) Code First Entity Framework
3 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
3 5 (35.71%) Kafka
3 5 (35.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) People Management
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Data Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) Data Science
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (35.71%) Microservices
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
4 5 (35.71%) SOA
4 5 (35.71%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft